Seven-moments world winner Lewis Hamilton responded defiantly on Sunday after Formulation A person reminded motorists that jewellery simply cannot be worn all through races.
New race director Niels Wittich wrote in pre-race Australian Grand Prix notes that “the putting on of jewellery in the kind of entire body piercing or steel neck chains is prohibited in the course of the level of competition”.
Hamilton, the sport’s most effective driver, advised reporters soon after finishing fourth for Mercedes in Melbourne that he would not be shedding his ear piercings and a nose stud.
“I never have any programs on eliminating (them),” stated the 37-calendar year-aged.
“I come to feel there are particular points. You really should be in a position to be who you are,” he additional.
“There is stuff that I can not transfer. I virtually can not even get these out. These types on my correct ear, they are literally welded in so I have to get them chopped off or some thing like that. So they will be remaining.”
The ban on sporting jewellery during the race is for basic safety factors and is set out in Appendix L of the FIA’s Global Sporting Code. Even though not new, it has not been rigorously enforced.
The subject was also raised at a drivers’ briefing on Friday along with a discussion about the need for flame-resistant underwear.
“I certainly will never be examining our drivers underwear for compliance,” joked Pink Bull crew boss Christian Horner when the matter was raised on Saturday.